2010 Bahamas National Championship Tournament
Fox and Fyne win Championship
Sunday, March 7, 2010 - In a nail bitter of a finish the 7th seed John Fox and 4th seed Anya Fyne captured the covetted title of 2010 Bahamas National Champion and will represent the Bahamas at the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup scheduled for October, 2010 in Toulon, France.
John Fox Anya Fyne
2010 Mens Champion 2010 Womens Champion
In the men's division, the championship round competition began with the quarter-finals bracket, followed by the semi-finals bracket and finals bracket.
Lindberg Cooper (Seed #1) defeated Ryan Roberts (Seed #8) 199 to 180.
L. Cooper R. Roberts S. Lockhart R. Dames
Sonnith Lockhart (Seed #5) defeated Ronald Dames (Seed #4) 178 to 155.
Raymond Higgs (Seed #6) defeated Clarence Wallace (Seed #3) 230 to 192.
R. Higgs C. Wallace J. Fox A. Sawyer
John Fox (Seed #7) defeated Arthur Sawyer (Seed #2) 202 to 150.
Semi-finals BracketMatch #1
Lingberg (Seed #1) defeated Sonith Lockhart (Seed #5) 200 to 178.
John Fox (Seed #7) defeated Raymond Higgs (Seed #6) 206 to 180.
John Fox (Seed #7) defeated Lindberg Cooper (Seed #1) 192 to 171 to become the 2010 Bahamas Mens Champion.
In the women's division, the championship round competition began with the quarter-finals bracket, followed by the semi-finals bracket and finals bracket.
Janice Hoyte (Seed #8) defeated Marie Sealy (Seed #1) 166 to 142.
J. Hoyte M. Sealy A. Fyne N. Hanna
Anya Fyne (Seed #4) defeated Naobi Hanna (Seed #5) 192 to 141.
Elizabeth Graham (Seed #6) defeated Ena Cooper (Seed #3) 170 to 158.
E. Grahams E. Cooper M. Lighbourne J. Sturrup
Michelle Lightbourne (Seed #7) defeated Justina Sturrup (Seed #2) 177 to 170.
Semi-finals BracketMatch #1
Michelle Lightbourne (Seed #7) defeated Elizabeth Graham (Seed #6) 173 to 124.
Anya Fyne (Seed #4) defeated Janice Hoyte (Seed #8) 188 to 166.
Anya Fyne (Seed #4) defeated Michelle Lightbourne (Seed #7) 203 to 140 to become the 2010 Bahamas Womens Champion.
Cooper and Sealy Top Seeds for Sunday Finals
Sunday, March 7, 2010 - The Top 24 men and 16 women hit the lanes last night in the hunt for the top eight spots for Sunday's finals.
In the men's division Lindberg Cooper brought his best game securing the top seed for the finals with a 1644 set and 225 high game, the high set for the night. He finished with 6301 total pins and a 196.91 average. Finishing in second was Arthur Sawyer with a 1441 set and 196 high game finishing with 6267 total pins and a 195.84 average. In third was Clarence Wallace with a 1581 set and 225 high game finishing with 6078 total pins and a 189.94 average. In fourth was Ron Dames with a 1504 set and 204 high game finishing with 6073 total pins and a 189.78 average.
In fifth was Sonith Lockhart with a 1543 set and 246 high game finishing with 6040 total pins and a 188.75 average. In sixth was Raymond Higgs with a 1562 set and 234 high game finishing with 6011 total pins and a 187.84 average. In seventh was John Fox with a 1582 set and 217 high game finishing with 5928 total pins and a 185.25 average. In the eight and final spot was Ryan Roberts with a 1536 set and 233 high game finishing with 5903 total pins and a 184.47 average.
In the women's division Marie Sealy held her pace securing the top seed for the finals with a 1381 set and 200 high game. She finished with 5521 total pins and a 172.53 average. In second was Justina Sturrup with a 1381 set and 201 high game finishing with 5443 total pins and a 170.09 average. In third was Ena Cooper with a 1342 set and 222 high game finishing with 5277 total pins and a 164.91 average. In fourth was Anya Fyne with a 1244 set and 174 high game finishing with 5233 total pins and a 163.53 average.
In fifth was Naobi Hanna with a 1253 set and 178 high game finishing with 5137 total pins and a 160.53 average. In sixth was Elizabeth Graham with a 1250 set and 188 high game finishing with 5134 total pins and a 160.44 average. In seventh was Michelle Lightbourne with a 1267 set and 190 high game finishing with 5003 total pins and a 156.34 average. In the eight and final spot was Janice Hoyte with a 1280 set and 175 high game finishing with 4990 total pins and a 155.94 average.
Qualifying Round Complete
Saturday, March 6, 2010 - Qualifying squads were completed this morning with no changes to the leader board.
The Master Round will commence tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the top 24 men and 16 women as the race tightens for the top eight spot in each division for the finals on Sunday, March 7 at 2:00p.m.
Cooper & Dames Move into Second & Third in Men's Division
Friday, March 5, 2010 - With only three squads left of match play, the race to make the cut of the top 24 men and 16 women tightens. After the final squad on Saturday morning the top 24/16 will roll an addition eight games on Saturday night in a fight to be the top eight men and women who will make the step ladder finals on Sunday.
At the conclusion of last night's squad Lindberg Cooper improved his position by moving into second with 4657 total pins and a 266 high game (194.04 Avg). Arthur Sawyer maintains his lead in first place with 4826 total pins and a 261 high game (201.08 Avg). The dark horse of the night was Ronald Dames who moved into third place with 4569 total pins and a 219 high game (190.38 Avg).
In the women's division Marie Sealy maintains her lead with 3137 total pins and a 268 high game (174.28 Avg) followed by Justina Sturrup in second with 4062 total pins and a 212 high game (169.25 Avg). Rochelle Russell reclaims third with 4005 total pins and a 192 high game (166.88 Avg).
Sawyer Moves into First Place in Men's Division
Thursday, March 4, 2010 - At the conclusion of last nights squad there were not much changes in the standing with the exception of Arthur Sawyer who's position improved to first place with 3657 total pins and a 261 high game (203.17 Avg) after a not so good set by Sonith Lockhart in the morning squad that dropped him down to second with 3506 total pins and a 265 high game (194.78 Avg). Lindberg Cooper maintains third place with 3493 total pins and a 266 high game (194.06 Avg). All three men still has six games to go in in the qualifying rounds.
women's division Marie Sealy maintains her lead with 3137 total pins
and a 268 high game (174.28 Avg) followed by Justina Sturrup in second with 4062 total pins and a 212 high game (169.25 Avg). Anya Fyne maintains
third with 3028 total pins and a 218 high game (168.22 Avg). Both Marie and Anya have six games to go in the qualifying rounds. Justina completed hers last night and now waits hoping to maintain her position over the next few qualifying rounds.
Lockhart Takes Lead in Men's Division
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - Sonith Lockhart out of Abaco hit the lanes for the morning squad yesterday and posted an impressive 1278 set and 265 high game to take the lead in the men's division. For the evening squad there were no lead changes.
In the men's division Sonith Lockhart took the lead with 1278 total pins and a 265 high game (213.00 Avg) followed by Lindberg Cooper dropping to second place with 2428 total pins and a 266 high game (202.33 Avg). Also dropping to third was Arthur Sawyer with 2326 total pins and a 245 high game (193.83 Avg).
In the women's division Anya Fyne continues to lead with 2109 total pins and a 218 high game (175.75 Avg) followed by Ena Cooper in second place with 2012 total pins and a 200 high game (167.67 Avg). In third place is Rochelle Russell with 2996 total pins and a 192 high game (166.44 Avg).
Tonight's action should be interesting as we are
expecting a full house with most of the big guns looking to move up in
Current Leaders Hold Their Lead
Friday, February 26, 2010 - It was a full house last night and some high scores were posted however current leaders were able to maintain their lead in both the men's and women's Divisions with the exception of Rochelle Russell who was able to edge out Elizabeth (Betty) Graham by a few pins to break their second place tie.
After a dismal start both Ray Higgs and Michelle Lightbourne brought their "A" game posting the high sets of the tournament so far. Ray Higgs rolled a 1260 high set and a 268 high game which also was the high game for the night and tournament. Michelle Lightbourne rolled a 1077 high set and a 214 high game.
Cooper Maintains Lead - Bowe Takes Lead in Men's Division
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - Ena Cooper maintains lead in the the women's division while Phil Bowe takes the lead for the men after last nights competition.
In the youth division in first place is Jordan Leary with 891 pins (148.50 Avg) and 170 high game followed by Wayne Gray with 1705 pins (142.08 Avg) and 223 high game which is the high game for the youth division. In third is Jonathan Leary with 846 pins (141.00 Avg) and 177 high game.
Championship Declared Open
Sunday, February 21, 2010 - The 2010 National Bowling Championship Tournament was declared open today at 4:00 p.m. during the opening ceremony at the Water World Bowling Center.
Present at the ceremony were the 2009 National Team Members including the 2009 Tournament Champions, Mr. John Fox and Mrs. Shelley Stewart-Rolle who gave the bowlers oath.
This years honorees were revealed, Ms. Karen
Degregory & Mr. Robert Taylor, life long contributors to the sport
of bowling in the Bahamas. Check back soon on our Hall of Fame page for
more on our honorees.
To declare the tournament open the ceremonial
first balls were thrown by three of our junior bowlers Wayne Gray
grandson of Mr. Robert Taylor, and Johnathan & Jordon Leary sons of
Mr. & Mrs Chris Leary. Both Robert & Chris participated in
throwing of the first balls along side their sons and grand son to
symbolize the span of participation in the sport of bowling.
tournament promises to an exciting one as the field of bowlers has
grown to 88, 59 men and 29 women, a record since the championships have
been held in Grand Bahama.
Let the games begin!
Watch 2010 Tournament Video
For your viewing pleasure portions of this years tournament were streamed LIVE over the internet and if you were not able to tune in for the live event you can watch the recorded event at your convenience.....Click HERE to watch!
ResultsMen's Champion Round Top 8 - Sun., Mar. 7, 2010
Women's Champion Round Top 8 - Sun., Mar. 7, 2010
Men's Master Round Top 24 - Sat., Mar. 6, 2010
Women's Master Round Top 16 - Sat., Mar. 6, 2010
Men's Standings - Saturday, March 6, 2010 - Final
Women's Standings - Saturday, March 6, 2010 - Final
Men's Divisions Standings - Final
Women's Divisions Standings - Final
Youth Division Standings
Tournament Director: Monique Leary
Assistant Director: Ron Dames
Assistant Director: Bishop Ricardo Grant
Tournament Secretary: John Fox
Tournament Treasurer: Stephen Adderley
2009 National Champions
John Fox Shelley Stewart-Rolle
2009 Mens Champion 2009 Womens Champion
Special Thanks To
Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture
Tournament Division Winners
Sunday, March 7,
2010 - In addition to the top prize bowlers had the opportunity to
capture their respective Divisional Title.
Mens Division A Winners
Mens Division B Winners
Mens Division C Winners
Men's Division D Winners
Men's Division E Winners
Women's Division A Winners
Women's Division B Winners
Women's Division C Winners
Youth Division Winners
Sawyer and Sealy Roll High Sets for the Tournament
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
- As predicted, it was a hot night for the big guns last night as
Arthur Sawyer and Marie Sealy posted the high sets for the tournament
thus far in their respective divisions. In the men's division Sawyer
posted an impressive 1331 set with 5 of his 6 games above the 200 mark.
His high score for the night was a 261. In the women's division Sealy
turned on the after burners posting her best set for the tournament thus
far with a 1145 set and 268 high game. Sealy's 268 high game was also
the high game for the tournament in the women's division.
In the women's division Marie Sealy moved into first place with 3137 total pins and a 268 high game (174.28 Avg) followed by Justina Sturrup moving into second place with 3030 total pins and a 212 high game (168.33 Avg). Dropping to third place was Anya Fyne with 3028 total pins and a 218 high game (168.22 Avg).
In the men's division Sonith Lockhart continues to lead with 2464 total pins and a 265 high game (205.33 Avg) followed by Arthur Sawyer moving into second place with 3657 total pins and a 261 high game (203.17 Avg). Dropping to third place is Lindberg Cooper with 3493 total pins and a 266 high game (194.06 Avg).
Fyne Maintains Lead - Russell Drops to Third
Monday, March 1, 2010 - It was a battle last night for the top spot in the women's division as Anya Fyne and Rochelle took to the lanes for their second and third block, respectively. Anya maintained her pace to remain in the lead while Rochelle eased off the gas a bit dropping from second to third spot.
Anya Fyne maintains her lead with 2109 total pins and a 218 high game (175.75 Avg) followed by Ena Cooper moving into second with 2012 total pins and a 200 high game (167.67 Avg). Dropping to third was Rochelle Russell with 2996 total pins and a 192 high game (166.44 Avg).
In the men's division it was a quite night with no changes in the top spots.
Tournament Kicks into High Gear
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - The "Big Guns" hit the lanes last night for thier first six games.
Cooper Arthur Sawyer Clarence Wallace
In the men's division in first place is Lindberg Cooper with 1191 pins (198.50 Avg) and 266 high game which was the high game for the men for the night and the tournament. Robert Taylor tied Lindberg for the high game with a 266 high game also. In second is Arthur Sawyer with 2326 pins (193.83 Avg) and 245 high game. In third place is the 2007 Mens Champion Clarence Wallace with 1156 pins (192.67 Avg) and 227 high game.
Anya Fyne Rochelle Russell Elizabeth Graham
1st Place 2nd Place - Tied 2nd Place - Tied
In the women's division in first place is Anya Fyne with 1065 pins (177.75 Avg) and 218 high game. Tied for second place is Rochelle Russell with 1020 pins (170.00 Avg) and 182 high game and Elizabeth (Betty) Graham with 1020 pins (170.00 Avg) and 193 high game.
Russell and Cooper Take an Early Lead
Monday, February 22, 2010 - Fifteen bowlers took to the lanes last night for their first 6 of 24 games to kick off the tournament.
In the men's division it was Quinten Russell taking the lead with a 1112 set and 219 high game followed by Arthur Sawyer with a 1104 set and 204 high game. In third place was newcomer Adam Campbell with a 1058 set and 202 high game. Volare Clarke had the high game for the men for the night.
In the women's division it was the Ena Cooper taking the lead with a 1024 set and 193 high game. In second was Antonia Marshall with a 1009 set and 190 high game and in third place was Naobi Hanna with a 958 set and 208 high game which was the high game for the women for the night.
Download the complete standing in our results section.
Tournament Kicks Off Today
Sunday, February 21, 2010 - There are only hours left before the opening of the 2010 National Bowling Championship Tournament at the Water World Bowling Facility at 4:00p.m. where the Honorable Charles Maynard, Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture will address the bowlers.
The theme for the tournament this year is:
"Cherishing the past, building blocks to the future....A new era of Bowling".
A total of 81 bowlers, 56 men and 25 women have registered who will vie for the prestigious titles of Bahamas Mens and Womens Champion.
The tournament will run for two weeks with morning and evening qualifying blocks. Each bowler will bowl four blocks of six games for a total of twenty-four games.
The top twenty-four men and sixteen women will roll an additional eight games on Saturday, March 6, 2010 with the top eight men and women qualifying for the Master Round on Sunday, March 7, 2010 where the Champions will be crowned.
This year we
are also showing support for cancer awareness by way of a donation to
the Grand Bahama Cancer Association and the display of the traditional
pink ribbon throughout the tournament.
Visit our downloads page for a copy of the Rules and Tournament Schedule.